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    5. Old Stern wheel steamer
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    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney
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    A little more in my workshop

    I received this boat as a gift from an estate, with the condition that it be reactivated and made navigable. Pooh. . .
    Mister Chance brought light into the dark. It's the "Chaperon" from the factory Engel.
    Let's see if I get details and plans, because I didn't get anything except the paddle steamer. .
    But first bring my other boats back to life! Folks, there's a lot of work waiting for me.
    The condition is not exactly good, plastic parts everywhere. . wait, because there will be construction here again.
    A poet once said that ideas and thoughts are free. . .
    Bye for now!
    Your Michel-Claude

    Addition 19.01.2023 ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿค”
    While I am working on the cutter, I need the gluing and paint drying times for the gathering and drawing of the individual parts needed here.
    Greets M-Cl

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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hi Alessandro, Hello Hermank
    Wait until the ship's staff have made up the beds and activated the hot water system for the bathrooms and showers in the rooms.
    The river cruise accepts guests who are catered for in the deck saloon, and for the day guests there is the kiosk with its friendly operator.
    By the way, I took the photo of the ticket seller myself and saw that similar photos are floating around on the Internet.
    See you after the holidays, ciao
    M & D ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž

    Ps: Travel brochures are still with the graphic designer. ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช hermank ( Captain)
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    Michel c
    Your Boat Looks fantastic when i See the accomodation on the top deck.
    Does the Boat also have ร  Swimmingpool aboard?
    I would like to make a reservation for ร  cabin- luxery- with en Suite bathroom. Where does the Cruise start so i can make the appropriate Travel Arrangements. Looking forward to more Details and Greet the Captain
    Herman lifeboatlover
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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    Happy break to the company "D & M Modellschiffwerft".

    When it reopens its doors I will look for it on the internet to order some parts, I saw that it works very well and is very reliable, ahahahahahah.

    The photo of the seller is beautiful and nice. But you sell a bit of everything I think?

    "Especially gender-free toilet!" It is an ancient but very modern naval model.

    However Mr. Mike and Mrs. Dolores, this model is not yet completed but it gives me a very pleasant feeling of comfort.
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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    So dear friends,
    From Wednesday our shipyard "D & M Modellschiffwerft" will close its doors for a few days.
    In englisch: D & M model shipyards
    Here are a few impressions of the test build before everything is painted and glued.
    Especially gender-free WC!๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ labelled: โ€žpipi -kaka-landโ€œ ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ

    See you again soon!
    Michel-C and my Dolores as an employees in the role of owner. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š

    Ps: Still waiting for delivery of the engine ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ
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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Midshipman)
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    The Wheel of time.


    Thatโ€™s a nice name ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž



    Isaac
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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Lieutenant)
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    All our ship builds are in reality just fantasy builds, ๐Ÿ˜Š
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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Mike, thanks for this information. These details are very important and interesting to me. Excellent solutions. Your work, with the various problems you have faced and resolved, becomes useful for everyone.
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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hi Alessandro,
    I would be happy to give you the engine data briefly.
    As I work with 12V and 6V, I decided to test both types.
    With a 35 rpm gearbox made of steel and approx. 400 mNm, this should be sufficient, as the resistance is low due to the lubricated guide bushes made of MS
    As I will be helping my grandson to build a similar boat later on, I have therefore snapped up a pair of motors each.
    Certainly one of the same voltage as a replacement for me.
    Enclosed are approximate details of the drive, experiment with a toothed belt in the engine block unit.
    Greetings Michel-C.
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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    Mike, we'll see the motor and gearbox when it arrives, but could you tell us something.
    I'm curious to see the characteristics (voltage, power, number of turns, dimensions, etc. etc.) of the product you have chosen.
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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Good evening everyone,
    Tomorrow we will be working again, my shipyard employee has promised to paint more details. I'm doing the wiring myself, from top to bottom.
    The wheelhouse, 2nd and 1st upper decks are illuminated. Tomorrow the deck and all the electronics except for the drive unit will be installed and wired. A relay will be connected in between for all the lights, as we will be sailing around in the evening until it gets dark.
    The motor and gearbox have already been dispatched. It's good to have friends in Germany. . . And also here on this homepage!

    My best goodnight wishes to you all, ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด
    Michel-C.

    Ps: Before you ask about the blue light in the wheelhouse, it's the on-board computer with Windows 11.
    A Fantasy ship or what shall I call it?
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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Thank you all for your tricks and tips!
    Now I just have to find where I can order here in Switzerland. e.g. German companies no longer deliver to Switzerland, others charge unreasonable transport costs. .
    As we are visiting friends in Frankfurt, I have passed on my wish to him. Let me be surprised!
    At the moment, preparatory work is underway, such as adjusting and grinding laser parts, painting parts, finalising electronics, etc etc.
    But who am I telling! You know how it is when you get stuck on a part and have to look for a replacement. . .
    You certainly don't get bored.
    Enjoy the weekend, yours
    Michel-C.
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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ tomarack ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Mike,
    as Alessandro wrote, the best is , when you can take a motor with an already integrated gearbox and proper DC engine . Mainly 12 DC , due to the usual battery voltage used in the model. It is necessary to choose a type of motor with an appropriately selected speed (150 - 200(300)rpm max.
    By controlling the motor via ESC, you can simple choose the proper
    low rotation speed.
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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    Hello Michel, I don't know if you can order from Amazon in Switzerland but here is what I used on both of my paddle boats. At $14.95 US it's a great deal! Good luck on your quest! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ RR
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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hello Mike, I'm glad you're in good spirits and on the right track.

    I take the thanks even though I honestly didn't do much.
    But your problem intrigued me.
    Having no experience on wheel-propelled steamers, I wondered how I would prepare the electrical part from the beginning.
    First I would have asked myself what the number of revolutions of the paddle wheels is, to have optimal navigation.
    Not having any reference I tried to imagine it in my mind.
    Maybe a starting point is one revolution per second, that is, 60 revolutions per minute., I said to myself.
    I imagined a wheel of that size and thought that if it completed one revolution in one second, it would be quite plausible.
    I would then have done some practical tests and if it had been too fast or too slow I would have acted accordingly by changing the speed reducer.
    Then I read the indications of River Rat which has 50 rpm and now I read an even lower value: 42 rpm.

    But now let's get back to you. You will surely find the speed reducer that is right for you or the engine with the built-in reduction.
    Consider that some have the reduction axis at 90 degrees with respect to the motor axis and this could help you more.

    Once you have found the right one, I would take two (one as a spare) especially if you need to modify the wooden support.

    I will follow developments with great interest.
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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Thank you modelling friends!
    Thank you RR,
    You are all awesome! In the meantime I have received an important detail from the manufacturer Engler (D) of the Chaperon: 42 Rpm has their drive which is no longer produced. ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ˜–
    So now the search in Switzerland begins . . Gogogo!
    I'll let you know as soon as I've found something! Then I will have to adapt the bracket, which will again involve lasers.
    Thanks again guys, you are super cool! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Ciao Michel-C.

    Ps: Dumas motor. . That's it! Thanks Peejay!
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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Midshipman)
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    When I bought my (still to be built) Mt Washington kit from Dumas, they also have a motor drive available that has a gear reduction. You might check the Dumas webpage for more details.
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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    Sorry River Rat, I didn't remember that you also made a model of a ship with paddle wheels.
    I only remembered Tomarack because I exchanged many messages with him and he posted many diagrams and photos of this type of ship.
    I saw the Queen Creole again, you did a great job.
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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    Hello Michel, I used a gear reduction motor on my Creole Queen. Everything is built in to the motor itself they have them on the web that range from 15 rpm's up to 100. I use a 50 rpm motor on mine and have no problem. You can then do a 1:1 from the motor shaft to the paddle wheel driveshaft. Hope this helps. RR
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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Mike, I hope Tomarack can help you, I sail in the dark.

    In the meantime I'm thinking about it.
    I'm saying something stupid, don't make fun of me:
    Since the box needs to be completely replaced, if you know what the number of engine revolutions is and what the revolutions must be on the axis of the paddle wheels, you can look for a ready-made gear reducer that can be suitable for the dimensions you have ?
    For example, I saw speed reducers (with metal gears) on Aliexpress. They are low cost so even failed attempts would not be a major loss.
    I would get it smaller so that it fits easily between the wooden walls. I would also get some couplings to fit it to the motor shaft on one side and the sprocket pinion on the other side.
    Or, more easily, you can take a motor with an already integrated gearbox and possibly modify the wooden structure.
    There are many cheap ones but if you get a 12 to 24 volt one the price goes up.
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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hi Alessandro,
    Thanks for your Tip!
    Despite rescue attempts, the planetary gearbox can no longer be repaired as I wrote to Tomarack.
    Despite using special grease, I was unable to reduce the noise. But I have seen that he used motors with 150 rpm for his paddle steamer.
    Waiting and drinking tea . . . ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™ƒ
    See you later, Michel-C.
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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Mike, I've been looking at the gears.
    I don't see any very obvious damage, perhaps the holes have widened a bit and there is more yoke but you can't see it.
    In general I would prefer metal gears instead of plastic ones.
    Is the problem just the noise or don't they turn at all?
    The grease, it might be a good idea, should muffle the noise a little.

    I'm sorry if I wasn't any help to you, I'll think about it again. In the meantime, however, the name of the modeller of this forum expert in paddle wheel ships came to mind: it's Tomarack.
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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    ๐Ÿ˜ตโ€๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ˜ตโ€๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ˜ตโ€๐Ÿ’ซ
    Here is the noisy part!
    The drive is designed so that it can be completely dismantled for repairs.
    This also applies later to the paddle wheel and its drive.
    Try using special grease from the coffee machine . .
    Otherwise, completely reconsider. ๐Ÿซข๐Ÿฅน๐Ÿ˜ตโ€๐Ÿ’ซ
    Next post coming as soon as success is in sight. ๐Ÿค”
    We read each other . . . .
    Michel-C.

    Had to steal the one photo, goes well with this "open question"! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    Great Mike, if you've found the right answers to marriage, it won't be broken gears that stop you, hahahahaha.

    The solution to your transmission system problem (which I believe you will find on your own) will be useful to everyone, so keep us informed.

    Now that I think about it, there was a ship modeler who is very specialized in wheel-powered boats.
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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Thank you Alessandro for your help!
    I will take the so-called planetary gearbox completely apart again.
    That is the real "noisemaker". I will take photos and then add them to this text.
    My guess: The whole thing has become brittle due to age and some of the gears are now round gears! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
    Either I get rid of the noise or I will rethink the drive and design it differently. That's the spice of modelling, isn't it? I also have a "co-worker" who sometimes comes up with cool ideas using simple female logic.

    My motto is the following:
    There are no problems, just unanswered questions.
    In my 45 years of marriage, this has worked extremely well right from the start!
    See you later . .
    Michel-C.
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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Mike, it's very difficult for me to be able to help you because you have more experience than me and I have never mounted paddle wheels on my models, but I will try to help you anyway.
    After all, I'm one of your followers hahahaha.

    Sorry if I ask trivial questions, but first I would like to understand if you have narrowed down the problem.
    From the photo it seems like a fairly simple system, however I can't understand what the problem could be just by looking at the photo.


    Does the motor work?
    It works but is it stuck?
    It's not stuck but the sprockets are slipping?

    First of all, in the total lack of experience, I would isolate the functioning of all the pieces by physically separating them and testing them individually.

    I would test the motor alone, the gearbox alone and then just the two sprockets.

    If you already know that the problem is in the gear box (gray box), then you need to open it and take photos. We need to see what happened inside it.

    I'm waiting for more information and, perhaps, a short video.

    If I can be of help to you I would be happy.
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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Guys, I need your help!
    My gearbox has given up the ghost, as with us older people, sometimes a tooth flies out, so also with this intermediate gearbox . . Plastic rubbish.
    Do any of you have experience with paddle wheel drives? Any tips would be appreciated . . .
    Michel-C.
    Ps: Had presented the unit 4 months ago
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hello everyone!
    Railing lasering announced, other reinforcements, additional lifeboat etc. etc.
    Was looking for a u-profile for my railing handrail . .
    Really difficult, but Dr Zufall gave me an idea:
    Never throw away an umbrella, take it apart! The cross struts are awesome . .
    Any more questions? Looks good, doesn't it? Bending will probably be the
    biggest challenge. . .
    Hobbyist Greetings
    Michel-C.

    Ps: Never installed so many recycled parts before!
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    It's true Mike you're almost at the end, it's going great.
    I'm curious to also see the electronic part and then finally a nice navigation video.
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Evening everyone!
    While the small parts are drying, I've got the electronics ready to continue working on the wiring. Slowly but surely I see light at the end of the tunnel . .
    I also test the paddle wheel before it gets its colour . . One step at a time . .until something goes wrong again like yesterday. Then it's a step backwards, but I'm used to that with this model!
    Good night and tomorrow is another day . . ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด
    Michel-C.

    Ps: Fortunately, the hull has enough space and this at 140cm.(55inch)
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hello all,
    Yesterday I had 2 "left hands".
    But apparently the predecessor had used the wrong glue. . .๐Ÿ™ˆ
    Now I will screw it together, which is advantageous for repairs.
    Everything has its purpose and its advantages, doesn't it?
    I am always amazed at the new construction sites that open up! ๐Ÿซข๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜‚
    Michel-C.

    Ps: Before . . After. . ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    You did a great job, I really like the lifeboat.
    Excellent.
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช hermank ( Captain)
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    Michel
    It is still Saturday or are the hours passing by faster in Switzerland?๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hi everyone!
    We used the time to paint during our somewhat miserable weather, my wife really wanted to paint the hull, I did the dinghy.
    It's progressing slowly and I'm looking forward to installing the electronics.
    A club colleague's 3D printer has produced my wall deck lamp, now it's time for my helper to do the finishing work.
    Have a nice Sunday everyone,
    Michel-C.
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hello everyone!
    After the 2K coat, now the colour base coat. My wife, my painter, has everything under control! Now first a fine sanding and then 2 more coats of paint. If you ask me why matt black, you can find my answer here in the previous comments.
    Then it's finally time to install the electronics! Yeah!
    Best hobbyist greetings,
    Michel-C.

    Ps: If you don't have space, you take the space . . But always invite your wife to lunch first, then everything is possible without any problems! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hi Alessandro, hi All!
    I once received some plans from our group, but reworked them for the laser cutter. I had to correct some mistakes. . . well, thanks for the compliment.
    Regarding colors, I asked for your tips, have searched in the meantime and found what I was looking for.
    The color was black on the outside and light brown on the inside. I suspect that the color was also mixed with tar, as I got from the information of the connection with Nori from steamboats.com. But any ideas are welcome!
    Thanks in advance and good night
    Michel-C.
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    Meanwhile, congratulations Mike because you built this lifeboat completely by yourself, and it's not for everyone. Excellent.
    I don't understand if you mean to leave it like this.
    I would cover the wooden strips, very thin (0.5 mm) to cover the plywood.
    I really like the shape you gave it.
    Did you use an existing file or is it your own project?
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hey shipbuilder!
    Paddle is the key word, now it's here, my lifeboat to the Mississippi sternwheeler!
    I know it doesn't correspond to reality, but I love tinkering like this in between.
    The hull is waiting for my painter boss . . .
    It's coming along!
    I am unsure about the colour scheme . .
    Give me some tips! Thanks in advance
    The indecisive Captain Haddock
    Michel-C.
    (Lifeboat Scale 1:32, 15cm)
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hello everyone!
    My wife has been pestering me with good ideas, which I am drawing in CAD for the laser cutter while the hull dries.
    This paddle steamer will be an illusion and fantasy steamer. With all the extra features . . the construction will take a long time, but I'm retired.
    But travelling is still on the agenda . . .
    Greetings
    Michel-C.
    Ps: Waiting to be painted
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hello everyone,
    I had bent pipes about three months ago. But I realised that it was impossible to fit the pumps under the front deck.
    I had to completely change the concept. . Installation will take place tomorrow evening.
    Today the electronics are still being worked on.
    As I said, 2 steps forward one step back!
    Photo with plan version 2, version 3 looks slightly different, final use, i hope so! ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ
    See you soon . .
    Michel-C.
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hi Hermank, hi all,
    Me again briefly . .
    Hermank, if you look at my profile, you'll see that I registered in 2021, the time of the "epidemic". At that time I had dug out my old boats again. I still had 40 mhz transmitters there. My wife felt sorry for me when she saw these old boxes! . . . And my charm (French-speaking Switzerland) also contributed something.
    Just a Christmas present . . Unfortunately there is no patent for such surprises, but when a man fulfils his wife's wishes . . .they never forget that.
    ๐Ÿฅน๐Ÿฅน๐Ÿฅน๐Ÿฅน
    Michel-C.
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Good evening all,
    The electronics are slowly taking shape.
    The rest is waiting for the test installation. But now it's time for a goodnight tea.
    I'm closing my boatyard for this weekend.
    Ciao together,
    Michel-C.
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช hermank ( Captain)
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    MichelC
    You must be something very spรฉcial,with some incredible capacities to recieve such a gift from your wife!!!!!! Can you tell me your hidden capabilities please. I m shure a lot of people would also be interested on this forum!!!!
    Enjoy your gift ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    Ciao Mike

    Nice little gem.

    Good wife.

    Sooner or later I want to use the other channels, even if I don't need them now.

    I hope you will want to teach me.
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Wolle ( Commander)
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    Hello Mike
    I also have the same remote control from Carson, 14 channels, 2.4 GHz, perfect. I am also very satisfied.
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Ciao Alessandro,
    It is a 14-channel system. (Carson Multi proLCD) For me it was the cheapest version. I am also very satisfied with the performance, handling and operation.
    And . . . . Yes, it was a present from my wife, plus lots of servos and electronic switches.
    What more could you want?
    I travelled with my model sailing boat for about an hour and enjoyed the tranquillity of the mountain lake. The batteries still had enough power. But at some point the grandchildren wanted to grill their sausages. . ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
    >>>>>> Grandpa, we need a fire! ๐Ÿฅน๐Ÿฅน๐Ÿฅน
    Bb Michel-C.
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hello Mike.
    But how many channels does that receiver have?
    12?
    I can't wait to see how you use it.
    I still have to go beyond the fourth channel because I haven't had the chance yet, but I'd like to.
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Guten Abend zusammen, ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Before I continue building, the electronics must be completely pre-installed.
    Only then will I coat the entire fuselage with EK again and paint or spray it.
    Then it will slowly be time to improve details on the superstructure. As the assembly was not optimally glued. . . Three steps forward, one step back! What's the point?
    Good Night, Your Michel-C.
    PS : It looks like chaos, to me it's an organised mess.
    One touch and the search begins! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช hermank ( Captain)
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    MIKE,MICHEL a good morning,bonne journรฉe, guten Tag
    you seem to ๐Ÿ˜Š be a very social driven individual, giving your shipbuilding staff off for the weekend. Definitely they will work twice as hard on monday when they come back from a skiing weekend in the swiss mountains.
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hello everyone,
    I closed my shipyard over the weekend and gave my employee time off!
    Enjoy your weekend! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
    Greetings from icy cold Switzerland,
    Michel-C.

    ps: Weekend for our Friends, children and grandchildren, now i can amortisiert my dentist bill with a lot of talking.
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Me again,
    At the request of my subcontractor (my wife), here are two installation aids for the applied blinds.
    If it helps me like this, I also have to respond to such requests. Not to mention the personal private . . . ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
    A pleasant help for 35 different blinds.
    Bb Michel-C.
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Good morning everyone,
    The snow has now arrived. Now it's time to get warm at home and get crafting. Here's another new challenge with the cross-flow rudder pumps. The bracket is designed so that a defective pump can be replaced without great effort.
    An original pump like this was not possible because the previous owner completely glued the bow. More information will follow.
    Your Michel-C.
    Ps: a laser cutter is simply cool
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    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    What a weather!
    Today we first take the bus a few villages further on. A short hike with a coffee stop somewhere. But I couldn't resist solving my problem for a few minutes. . .
    The predecessor did some inaccurate work, well . . .
    As you can see, one side is 2mm higher than the other. Right 90 mm, left 92 mm.
    Oops, now I have to cover this up somehow. . Mmmh, become a mm cheat! ๐Ÿซข๐Ÿซข๐Ÿซข
    And on the upper deck the corresponding adjustment, called โ€žreworkingโ€œ.
    So long, Michel-C.
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    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช hermank ( Captain)
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    Michel C bonjour, a good afternoon
    i like the article in the nespaper underneath your buildingconstructions ๐Ÿ˜€
    bien fait, bien peint.
    well finished.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hello friends,
    Now we're going forwards, not two steps forwards and one step back! This time it was five steps . . See for yourself. My favourite supplier has her hands full.
    I've designed a stove for the captain and a control panel for his driver's cab.
    The seat will follow. There are also some unfinished parts pre-assembled for testing, some of which will first go to my wife Doris' private paint shop.
    I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
    Yours Michel-C.
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    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hello,
    Piece by piece of the puzzle goes into the "assemblyโ€œ-line, just like cars . . .
    Here is the finished drive, only the original axle with the end pieces and the external levers are still missing. These are offset by 90 degrees to each other.
    Bb Michel-C.
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hello Mike.

    Excellent work, very good.

    I'm glad you got this result.
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Man oh man!
    Now the fuselage is straight again, or rather in alignment. I dared to attach 3 ribs at the bottom.
    ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ The fuselage is still ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    We'll continue tomorrow . . with setting the rudder guide tubes. ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…
    BB, Michel-C.
    Ps: My bank factory has now created 2nd class seats. All their idea! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฅฐ
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hey Hermank,
    it's not a problem, it's an observation
    ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
    Have a nice day!!
    Bb Michel-C.
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช hermank ( Captain)
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    Michel C ร  good Morning
    I do Not See your Problemโ€ฆ..
    You are still ร  Young men whatever the Number of boats you want to give an overhaul! You have the years on your side. Donโ€˜t Male it bigger as it is. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hoppla,
    How cool is my wife's work? I have received strong competition.
    If she carries on like this, I'm going to run out of time with the Bull . . . But we're retired and have other hobbies that need looking after.

    Swissgerman AHV = Agenda hรผere voll >>> Agenda crazy full
    (In English: AHV = Old-age and survivors' provision)

    Nice day all, Michel-C.
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hammer!
    My wife has finished her first part . . I have already provided her with more work! ๐Ÿซขโ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜
    Guys, I'm happy! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Michel-C
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hi Hermank,
    It will be easy with the hull!
    Black is the colour used at the time because they were last painted with a mixture of paint and tar.
    But I will paint it with matt black and a light clear coat. It must not shine, this is important.
    Sunny Greetings
    Michel-C
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช hermank ( Captain)
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    Michel C bonjour, good afternoon
    I must day thรฉ Swiss are funy people doping 2 steps forward and then one backwards So it Will take quite some time before you arrive at your destination๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Well, dear hobbyists,

    Before I work on the outer hull of the fuselage, I use an intermediate stop to prepare and adjust details. As I said, two steps forward one step back! So avoid and find old mistakes . .
    Best regards from a hobbyist
    Michel-C
    Ps: Lots of small defects, fortunately we don't have any guests at the moment. . .๐Ÿฅน
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    News!
    May I introduce: My wife's first collaboration on details of the Mississippi steamer, her bench seat company!
    What luck . . .
    Michel-C.
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hello, here I am again
    Here are more parts for the drive unit. I have integrated my own ideas so that I can carry out repairs at any time. (which I hope not)
    These are held in place with small screwed angle profiles. I wonder what the model designers were thinking . . . ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”
    But that's the beauty of modelling, you can build what you want, make changes and improvements yourself!
    I loosened the twist on the fuselage by wetting it with water and clamping it in the opposite direction. But now I'm waiting to release the tensioners until it's 100% dry.
    See you again soon. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
    Michel-C.
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Good evening everyone,
    So, more parts are slowly coming out of my laser cutter. Here are the first pieces . . The drive unit for the rear bucket wheel . .
    Waiting for the others . . .
    I cut 2 discs for the spur gears to secure the guidance of both. Let's see if it works.
    Greetings Michel-C.
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    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    Guten Morgen, Good morning to you Mike, ahahahahah!

    No, I'm not an expert, in fact I'm asking you a favor, if you can.
    While you carry out this procedure, post lots of photos because I'm curious to understand how you do it and learn, because it can always be useful to me.

    You know how to create from scratch but also how to restore.
    I have never restored models (sooner or later perhaps I will) but, as I have already written, restoring models in my opinion is more difficult than making them from scratch.
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    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Buongiorno Alessandro,
    You have guessed my approach! Can you read my mind?
    It's getting a bit scary with you . . .๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    Wie read each other, ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘
    Michel-C.
    PS: If you have any more experience, I'll accept all these suggestions with a kiss on the hand! ๐Ÿ™ƒ
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    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hello Mike.

    What if you put the resin when the model is still in forced torsion and then release it only after the resin is completely solidified?
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    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hello everyone,
    While working on the hull I noticed that it had a slight twist in the length. ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ
    So I soaked it completely, then clamped it to my workbench with some underlay on the opposite side of the twist.
    Now I'll let it dry completely and see if it was worth it. .
    Then I will treat it inside and out with 2 component resin.
    Patience brings success . . ๐Ÿ˜‰
    See you again son, Michel-C.
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    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    But of course Mike. The hull is the most important part.

    The first thing for an RC model is not to sink, then we think about the rest, Ahahahahah.
    Maybe a nice resin could solve all the problems?

    In addition, the model does not get along with haste. Maybe I have a little exaggerated with the long times, let's say bubbrics.

    "Somehow I'm a bit of a perfectist, which in Swiss German is Called" Tรผpflischisser ".!" I consider this aspect a quality in the modeling sector. However, everyone has its own peculiarities.
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    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Ciao Alessandro, Hello to all,
    Alessandro, unfortunately I have to put you off for a moment. I have to devote all my time to the hull, as it has a few weak points that I need to repair first. Otherwise it would sink at the first water baptism.
    As already mentioned, the predecessor actually wanted to finish an exhibition piece, but then he decided to remodel it as an RC model.
    So I discovered small cracks everywhere.
    Somehow I'm a bit of a perfectionist, which in Swiss German is called "Tรผpflischisser". !
    I'd rather let a few attempts at wood disappear into my fireplace than cause a bunch of problems. Hence my many changes as you can see here.

    I'll get back to you later . . .
    Michel-C.

    Ps: The top also has small imperfections. . But this will stay up there, unless I have to wait for the hull to dry. Then it could be . . ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
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    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    The interest grows more and more Mike. If it rains and the weather continues to be bad, there will be a small autonomous model factory in Switzerland.
    You do everything yourself, you only buy the electrical elements. Excellent.

    When you complete all the wiring (batteries, motor, servos, smoke generators, receiver etc. etc.) can you take more photos please?
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    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hello all,
    Today, on this rainy and windy day, when everyone prefers to stay at home, I started the laser cutter again.
    Wait for the hull to dry in the cellar. But until then, let's put together the interior work. . . Here are a few pictures . .
    Ciao Michel-C.
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    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Aloe your model ship mates!
    Has anyone already retrofitted a centre guide keel and 2 side ones to an existing boat?
    Is gluing sufficient or should they still be nailed?
    Until now I had glued them, but with a length of 140cm (55.11inch) I'm not sure if this will hold. . .
    Does anyone have any tips, would send the helper a picture of a beer . .๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ
    Unfortunately, we haven't got as far as the Starship Enterprise yet: Scotty beam a beer down here! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
    Thanks, Michel-C.
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    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Ciao Alessandro!
    Thank you for your praise.
    I use the pumps instead of a shipยดs bow rudder. It also looks more natural when casting off from the jetty. There are two pumps for left and right.
    The purpose is to suck in water on one side and expel it on the other.
    Since these pumps only work in one direction, I have to have two.
    It is electrically regulated so that not both can be activated.
    I have finished for today, we were hiking and I am a bit tilt !
    We โ€žreadโ€œ each other again soon, ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
    Michel-Cl.

    Ps: I received a ruler from a club member this evening, cm on one side and inches on the other! Awesome! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    Ciao Mike.

    I forgot to compliment you on all the work.

    You are very good.

    I was also very admired by the laser cutting and the plastic pieces (abs or pla I don't know).

    I want to reread calmly because I can't translate well for you.

    Sorry, maybe I understand, the pumps are for propulsion?
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    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    Ciao Mike.

    Your work intrigues me a lot.
    I'm glad you started.

    Did you write that the hoses are attached to the pump? Which pump?

    Are the hoses from the cooling system?
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    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hello all!
    again a low blow, since the assembly according to plan kpl anders gestaltet. Ok, I thought to myself . . then start the attempt on one side. Somehow I must be able to seal the 2 lines each. In any case, I will get this tight!
    As you can see, I have learned not to accept any more boats, because everyone builds them in his own way.
    Have now enjoyed my coffee during this report, now go on!
    Also the pipes for the pumps are bent and if everything works out there will be a laser cutter evening tomorrow. Then it will really progress, unless I find a problem more . . . . with such barge bodies is normal . .
    Attached are a few photos . . . I would love to be a woodworm and could optimize the openings! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
    Bb, Michel-Cl.
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    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hello together!
    I wanted to install two small pumps instead of a transverse thruster and found out that the assembly does not correspond to the plans.
    Well, one more construction site. . We will continue this evening. . ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š
    Bb Michel-C.
    Ps: I have to cut the deck left and right for sealing
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    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hello !
    The first replacement details are rolling in. . Crafting time has arrived!
    Hopefully it will rain for a few more days . . .๐Ÿซข๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿคฃ
    Greetings Michel-C

    Ps: The pre-assembly, so to speak, where the small improvements are made. As already mentioned, one thing at a time
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    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Dear Trev,
    Thanks for you tip. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Experience of others is always valuable.
    A happy hobbyist, Michel-C
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    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ pressonreguardless ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Mike,
    Oxalic Acid should bleach the wood, to give it that look.
    try it on a scrap first.
    Trev
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    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hello model boat builder!
    The mountain peaks are now covered with snow, a sign that I can now continue working!
    I have already split the wood for the fireplace and cleaned my workshop.
    I am ready to start. The new trays for the steamers are ready and all the electrical stuff is prepared.
    A mess? Have everything under control? Under the motto:
    One grip and the searching starts!!!
    Greets Michel-C
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    9 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hello Everyone,
    Unfortunately, after making some improvements, I had to redo the whole interior design. I'm only making slow progress, as we also like to be on the road.
    Here is the new interior design. . Still some parts to laser, then it should work.
    Greetings from a landlubber
    Michel-Cl
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    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Friends,
    I need your help! ๐Ÿ’”
    How can I create light wood like the previous shade with a varnish?
    Does anyone have a tip for me?
    First picture : Plate made with the laser cutter
    Second picture : Old sample board of the broken back wall.
    Any input is valuable! Thanks in advance! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Yours Michel-Cl. ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”

    Ps: I know that the former still needs to be polished ๐Ÿคฃ (german: anschleiffen)
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    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง flaxbybuck ( Captain)
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    Transformational work Mike. Exceptional !๐Ÿ˜‰
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    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hello together!
    Unfortunately, I have now decided to remove all the internal elements for good . .
    Had to be really careful with the hull, as a wrong handling would have torn a hole in it.
    I did it, fortunately .
    Now to assemble all the fuselage reinforcements, rudders, drive etc. raw before fitting and gluing the drive bearing ribs.
    Small-scale work, which is very time-consuming in addition to the other things and brings some surprises with it. Everybody makes a little mistake in thinking sometimes, but you can prevent it that way. Let's see where I "made a mistake".
    And in this weather you should also enjoy other things besides handicrafts. . My wife also has her wishes! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿคฃ
    See you again soon, your Michel-Cl.

    Ps: first photo before the "interventionโ€ž ๐Ÿ™ˆ
    Various details, the new rudders made from 2 parts and waterproofed with several 2 K layers etc etc
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    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    Looks really good MC, I look forward to your progress. Keep up the great work
    RR
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    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Thank you Hermank,
    But everyone tinkers and works what they can. I myself have my wife and children, including grandchildren, who critically examine my work. With their sometimes crazy ideas, I always come up with something. If I didn't have the tips of my club colleagues and those on this homepage, I wouldn't see the forest for the trees!
    I would like to thank you all for your tips and ideas.
    Your Michel Cl.
    Landlubber from Switzerland
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    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช hermank ( Captain)
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    Michel C
    You are not only an exceptional modelboatbuilder but also an IT wizzard. I take my hat off for you
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    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hello dear model makers . .
    The more I work on this wreck, the more problems arise. Unfortunately, the hobbyist at the time was not a friend of details and it was unfortunately, after my enquiries, not assembled with love. Well, I'm not complaining, just noting that here, too, different modellers are sure to have the same opinion.
    Have to go back 10 steps and rework the whole thing again, improve etc etc.
    I will get back to you with photos
    Greetings
    Michel-Cl.
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    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hello Herman,
    Thank you for your encouragement! Of course I will continue to show pictures, but besides crafting I have another important "crafting object": my wife .... ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
    One thing at a time, right?
    See you soon
    Michel-Cl.
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    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช hermank ( Captain)
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    Michel-cl
    it will be nice to sail this model at the lake constance or neuchatel or geneva that would be in perfect harmony with the real ships sailing.
    enjoy building this beautyfull modell
    keep on posting pictures please
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    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hello everyone,
    Now it continues, with looking for ideas, organising, drawing, so that my buddy can make this for me with his big laser cutter.
    I will install the drive unit bolted together as a whole unit. Why? If there is a problem, 6x M4 screws are loosened and the whole machinery including the paddle wheel can be removed. Again another challenge.
    I have separated the upper removable part and because of the Denes steam units I will mount them permanently. This way there will be no tangled ropes when preparing for the trip.
    Needs a little time now.
    I am still waiting for my little laser cutter! ๐Ÿ˜ก . . Where are you . . . ?
    A Hello Fromm the CH,
    Michel-Cl.
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    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช hermank ( Captain)
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    Very Nice Looking Model Mike!!
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    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hello all
    Unfortunately, some things go wrong today, parts and hull are worse off than expected . . .
    Someone sent me a cool saying:
    the one waits for the time to change, the other grabs it and acts! Who I am there is clear, right?
    Good craft time everyone,
    greetings Michel-Cl.

    PS: Captain Haddock is desperate, I am not! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
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    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hello hobbyists!
    Once again a defeat, various parts rotten ... But we are all stalwarts! I won't let it get me down! Don't worry, it will soon look different.
    Yours Michel-Cl.

    Ps: You can see in picture 3 the water steamer from the manufacturer Denes Design. Space I have enough for two
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    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Well my dear hobbyists,
    my model in the basement looked like this, only about and not exactly like this.
    So damp and planted my craft room is not! ๐Ÿ™ˆ
    Now the lower part is in my office and it is measured , drawn , ideas sought . . .from time to time I have to open the window to air my smoking brain . . .
    Work work work, see you later
    your Michel-Cl
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    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hello folks,
    Start tonight, gather goods, arrange plans and copy. A lot of preparation for a clear process. . .
    Here is the first hurdle: The rear wheel.
    Enclosed are a few impressions of my start.
    The aluminium blade plates are not 100% correct, even with laser-cut parts you have to add something to the measurement, but even this is often not enough. In addition, I am still waiting for my laser plotter / cutter. It just doesn't want to come to me ...
    Wait and see.
    Hobbyist greetings
    Michel-Cl.
    PS: The 2nd photo is a pattern with a real rivet. This is how it should look in the end
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    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hello Hello!
    The fishing boat Aline is ready and waiting to be launched.

    Now the time has come! Starting next week, this will be my building site for a few months. Now it's time to collect photos, repaint the hull, study plans etc. etc.
    Soon comments will appear here on this port dock.
    If anyone has any experience tips for this model, please write to me. Thanks in advance!
    Greetings from central Switzerland without snow (crap!)
    Michel-Cl.
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    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hello Peejay!
    Thank you very much for your tips. I already have contact with the webmaster who will help me!
    Wait and see what tips come in! Thanks again.
    Best regards
    Michel-Claude
    PS: In your link I found a lot of good photos that really help me. It doesn't always have to be 1: 1, a little imagination and your own ideas are simply part of it.
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    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Midshipman)
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    Do a search on John Fryant Steamboat plans. The Chaperone was available through his Paddlewheels and Props catalog.



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